With the exception of Caleb and Joshua, the older generation – including Moses – was not to enter the land (Deuteronomy 1:34-38). For the new generation, there was a challenge. There must be no more failures. One wasted generation was enough. This was the time for real commitment to the Lord. He loved them – He had ‘set the land before’ them. They were to rise up in faith and ‘take possession of the land’ (Deuteronomy 1:8). We are called to go on with the Lord. ‘You have stayed long enough’ at a low level of Christian living. God is calling us on to maturity: ‘go in and take possession of the land; (Deuteronomy 1:6,8; Philippians 3:13-14). Do not hesitate to move forward with God: ‘do not fear… It is a good land which the Lord gives us’ (Deuteronomy 1:21,25). Will we be the new generation, ‘a new creation in Christ’ (2 Corinthians 5:17) ?